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president obama make history the second time around. president obama wrapped up his second term in washington. >> after we celebrate. let's make sure we work as hard as we can to pass on an america. also in our feature future. >> the institution of the united states -- the constitution of the united states. >> it was over in less than a minute. they require the swearing in on the 20th of january because the day where they will do it again for the public. on the national mall, security is set along with miles of sensing. >> you can see the preparations here on the national mall and here behind me, they will be having that happen for the inaugural ceremony. >> reporter: they won't be as big as the one to four years ago compared to 1.89 million. >> i see the excitement and energy. though it will not be as large, it will be just as wonderful. >> once a day of distinction all their own, hoping to inspire their very young son. >> i will tell him to strive for the best, maybe you could be the first hispanic. >> all right as part of the weather as everyone has been talking about it, it
. the barack obama position in history is guaranteed. that was a short four years ago when he became the first african-american president. but his legacy will be shaped by what he does over the next four years. so, what can we expect from a second term obama? let's get this report from our washington correspondent, ben wright. >> a face familiar, but still inspiring to his supporters. for them, today will be a time to celebrate and remember. not every president gets his second term, but now barack obama begins four more years in the white house. washington has been preparing itself for days. security is incredibly tight. roads have been closed and cleared to make way for the presidential parade. >> the excitement is fantastic, the atmosphere is fantastic. >> we are a country of strong people and good people. obama has the ability to bring the best in all of us. >> i think we should still celebrate. >> the first inauguration of america's first black president was extraordinary. four years ago nearly 2 million people braved the cold and squeezed into the mall. there will be fewer today. here on
does history predicted about a second term for barack obama lacks were he reelected with so few presidents having success at that time in office. what are the challenges that face those who have trouble or failed second terms, and what about others to succeed? and ken barack obama overcome these challenges if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents that waded through the quagmires of second terms come and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in a second term does not imply that there were not failures, or significant stumbles. some even severe during that tenure. but the net impact of that time in office had to be the fulfillment of a significant number of the following measures of success. first, the president must provide defense against foreign or domestic threat. secondly, the president must retain or expand economic, political and/or social opportunities. this becomes the primary challenge that the nation feels secure from military threats. third, the president must be effectively lead congress. since the nation began, there's bee
put our shoulders to the wheel of history it moves. it moves. >> reporter: tomorrow mr. obama will be sworn in during a public ceremony. he'll give his inaugural speech then take part in a parade and series of inaugural parties and balls. here's a live look at the white house tonight. tori campbell has more on how mr. obama won a spot in history. >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the president is officially in his second term now. he was sworn in in the blue room of the white house with chief justice john roberts doing the honor. and you can bet that chief roberts said the words carefully. four years ago he said the oath wrong. so president obama is the first to have been sworn four times. this morning, joe biden was sworn in by sotomayor. then there was the wreath laying ceremony. and the first couple also attended the episcopal church for martin luther king celebration. >> reporter: when a president and vice president are sworn in it's only for a four year term so if they're reelected they needed to be sworn in for a
worked on the obama campaign as an intern this summer and fall, so i love it, being a part of history. it's wonderful. >> reporter: there will be plenty to entertain the early birds including kelly clarkson, alicia keys and james taylor to name a few. back to you. >> star studded event indeed. >> reporter: there are far fewer people expected for this inauguration than the last one, but that does not mean that metro is standing down. the agency says it's learned from 2009 they'll be doing some things a little differently this time. >> i will perform the duties of a special deputy united states harsh. >> reporter: for starters 150 officers from 15 law enforcement agencies have been deputized to help out metro transit police, officers from as far away as the bay area and seattle washington tasked with a big job. >> moving crowds is the whole focus for metro, making sure people move safely from point a to point b, visitors coming in for the first time, ensure they have a safe and pleasant trip on the metro. >> reporter: metro wants to avoid what happened in the 2009 inauguration when long
is a solid wall of security here. so we begin with president obama making history again. publicly taking the oath of office on martin luther king day to begin his second term as the leader of the free world. it will be his second time taking the oath in 24 hours and his fourth time as president. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. thank you so much. thank you, sweetie. >> with the first lady and first daughters looking on, the president made good yesterday on a constitutional requirement that he be sworn in on january 20th. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> as did vice president joe biden who shared a really tender moment with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor, telling her i love you, it is an honor right after taking the oath. to which she responded, i love you. she made history as the first latina to swear in a vice president. between their official swearing in ceremonies, obama and biden met at the tomb of the unknowns, that's at arlington national cemetery. and laid a wreath in honor of ame
on the nation's front lawn to witness history. >> president obama takes the oath of office in public, delivers his inaugural address then takes to the traditional journey to the white house. >> brandi hitt joins us live this morning. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning rob and sunny. in just a few hours we'll see hundreds of thousands of people fill the national mall for the president's big public swearing in ceremony. and rob, your girl beyonce came over the loud speaker rehearsing the national anthem. she sounded fantastic. all of these are the final preparations in the wee hours of the morning. even though technically the president has taken the oath of office. president obama celebrated the start of his second term with supporters at the national building museum. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other, and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: hours earlier, he was officially sworn into office by chief justice john roberts at the white house. >> i barack hussein obama who solemnly swear. >> reporter: the constitution requires the both be deli
states. >> four years after making history by becoming the first african-american president, barack obama kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to i hae -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the t
for a date with history, we look at the realities and challenges of a second obama term. >>> and will michelle obama remake her own agenda as first lady? perspective from an insider who knows the obamas well. >>> plus, two uniquely american stories. our interview with this year's inaugural poet and the band from little rock, marching tomorrow in the footsteps of history. >>> good evening. for all the drama of a long, hard-fought campaign, it took all of a half a minute for president obama today to take the oath that officially starts his second term in office.
, meaning of transition and peaceful tran analysis of power. later, president obama transitions himself for history. first heading to break. go back to see the sites and sounds of the inaugural parad parade. they march in front of the reviewing stand. chilly day. interesting night in front of the white house. keep it here. for the new mattress models but sleep train's huge year end clearance is ending soon. for a short time, save hundreds on tempur-pedic mattresses. get the most highly-recommended bed in america at closeout prices. plus, get interest-free financing and free same-day delivery. why wait for the new models? sleep train's year end clearance is ending soon. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >> bret: looking live at the inaugural parade. colver academy from indiana. inside the box, the first family, president and vice president there standing, hand over his heart there. waving at the crowd as well. been there all day. of course the inauguration is about more than one person or one party. t
to be the second largest inaugural in history. >> malia obama and sasha obama. also, miss marian robinson. >> and of course, scott, there you see the first daughters announced. malia 14 and sasha 11. we heard the president joke recently that they don't want to spend any time with him now that they're teenagers. and so, he would have more time to spend with members of congress, as people are urging him to reach across the aisle. and of course, just like their mother, they are accomplished young women, but there is attention on their fashion, and they both are wearing purple. and malia, who's the taller there, is wearing j. crew, and sasha is wearing a kate spade coat and dress. of course, people pay close attention to that, scott, and as many young women look up to them as role models. >> very shortly we'll expect to see mrs. biden, dr. jill biden, the wife of the vice president, announced and seated as well, as the last few dignitaries take their places at the west front of the capitol. i mentioned the flags hanging in front of the capitol earlier. some of you may have noticed those and w
ancestral history. he toured the houses where young barack obama lived in indonesia and found the kansas family homes and sites where his mother's family began. and for the next few hours, david maraniss joins booktv to discuss his latest book "barack obama: the story." and then to take your calls, e-mails and tweets. >> host: david maraniss, you write in "barack obama: the story" that no life could have been or more the product of randomness than that of barack obama. >> guest: well, it's the whole world coming together accidentally in 1960. a father who happens to come there from kenya pause he reads a story in the saturday evening post that describes the university of hawaii as a great place because of its diversity and a mother or who gets there because she has a father who has this wanderlust, is never satisfied wherever he is, and he ends up in hawaii selling furniture. and then they meet in a russian class, and can here comes barack obama who emerges as a whole global random existence of his own until he becomes president of the united states. >> host: where did their lives begin
about foreign policy? >> history shows us that presidents in their second term focus more on foreign policy than the first term and try to forge a legacy. bill clinton did that in his second term. barack obama will try to focus more on the middle east, maybe more on syria. the most pressing issues are domestic. his voters expect him toct on that. he will attack in the first two years. history also tells us after the midterm election of a second term president start to fade away into sort of a lame duck status. >> interesting analysis there. thank you very much, max. in more international news suicide bombers and gunmen attacked afghanistan's travel police leaving three officers dead and more than three wounded. rather assault began at dawn at the entrance to the complex, the second coordinated raid in as many weeks. taliban claim responsibility. it is feared there could be more of these attacks in the months ahead as international forces prepare to withdraw. voter it is are ready to say goodbye to the chancellor's conservative government. >> it shows the social democrats and greens g
there will be a lot of focus domestic issues. what about foreign policy? >> history shows us that presidents in their second term focus more on foreign policy than the first term and try to forge a legacy. bill clinton did that in his second term. barack obama will try to focus more on the middle east, maybe more on syria. the most pressing issues are domestic. his voters expect him to act on that. he will attack in the first two years. history also tells us after the midterm election of a second term president start to fade away into sort of a lame duck status. >> interesting analysis there. thank you very much, max. in more international news suicide bombers and gunmen attacked afghanistan's travel police leaving three officers dead and more than three wounded. rather assault began at dawn at the entrance to the complex, the second coordinated raid in as many weeks. taliban claim responsibility. it is feared there could be more of these attacks in the months ahead as international forces prepare to withdraw. voter it is are ready to say goodbye to the chancellor's conservative government.
and security checkpoints as they prepare to make history again. >> reporter: president barack obama wrapped up the first day of his second term at a candlelight sell is pwraeugz in washington. >> after we celebrate let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but of our future. >> reporter: just before noon president barack obama took the oath of office at the white house. >> reporter: the chief justice led the official swearing in. >> the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: it was over in less that a minute. >> i did it. >> the constitution requires it on the 20th of january because the day fell on the weekend they will do it again for the public tomorrow and on the national mall security is set with miles of fencing. >> you can see preparations here well under way here on the mall and hear behind me the dress rehearsal happening for the music. >> reporter: this will not be as big as four years ago, 700,000 are expected to attend compared to $1.8 million. that does not matter -- to 1.
to accommodate souvenir seekers. >> it's a keepsake. it's a part of history. it has the image of president obama on it and every time we mention special sales locations on twitter, we hear from folks outside the region who are asking folks to pick them up for them. >> one last note if at all possible, plan your travel so you don't have to transfer. all five rail lines have a metro station near the mall. >> reporter: and by the way, metro rail is running until 2:00 in the morning. tony and allison, back to you. >> thank you so much. >> let's get an update on traffic. julie wright, on time traffic. >> on time traffic brought to you by toyota. >> all right. tony and allison and karen's reporting a lot of pedestrian traffic headed into downtown. thank you metro. and metro says end of the line stations are 75 to 80% full at this point. that's what we're noticing around the area. those stops are getting full quickly. hop on the metro and head into downtown. this happens to be 7th and e street. long security lines security checkpoints along d street and 13th street. headed into town, you'll find the 14
of a real life history session that she helped happen. >> i worked on the obama campaign this fall, so i love being a part of history. it's wonderful. >> reporter: her mom from akron, ohio, said it best. >> these are the real patriots of our nation. they've come to see the most important ceremony we have. >> and the public swearing in ceremony is at 11:30 tomorrow. there will be plenty to entertain the early birds. kelly clarkson, alicia keys, james taylor, the list is long, but the star of the show, of course, president barack obama. >> thank you, audrey. >>> as you mentioned, the crowds will be smaller tomorrow, but you can expect tight security for president obama's second inauguration. thousands of out of town police officers have been sworn in to help d.c.'s regular contingent of law enforcement. fox 5's karen gray houston has that part of the story. >> i will perform the duties of a special deputy -- >> reporter: a u.s. marshal deputized 150 law enforcement officers from around the country at a special swearing in ceremony to help out metro transit police. >> we could not do it w
. the significance of president obama's election, his second term in the totality of the african-american history. >> well, i mean, i don't know approximate we can overstate the significance. of course, here we are on martin luther king jr.'s birthday, the celebration holiday at any rate. we're looking at the second term of the first african-american president. i think in a very real sense, what we see is a real integration of america's community of african descent into the body politic in a way that is unprecedented. the folks coming to town, who came to town four years ago, who voted in record numbers in the elections of '08 and '12 respectively. we see a marking of the participation in the body politic that has brought us to another level in terms of african-american civic participation i think. >> dr. carr, in terms of the presidency, how do you think history will view president barack obama? >> that's a very good question. very good question. he really is at the midpoint in so many ways. i mean, we have a president who has passed so much legislation or spurred the passage of so much legislat
speech we've heard barack obama give. it was tracing american history saying that he faced to our ideals we have to change and we have to change in a collective direction. we have to guarantee equal income for women for the same work, he mentioned gay rights, mentioned climate change, he mentioned preserving medicare social security. i thought it was pretty much laying down quite liberal agenda, there was none of the bipartisan, transpartisan stuff of the first speech. and there was none of what you would call conservative speech. there was very little when he talked about story of american history it was the story of seneca, thelma, stonewall. not the story of inventors, capitalism. that was -- that's different. >> that makes it liberal? >> i think so. these are two different areas people tend to emphasize. it was less about cap stallism or hard choices, i don't think there was a mention of terrorism. so i think it was a pretty forthrightly progressive speech. >> mark shields? >> i'd like to come down squarely on the side of my colleague in this. that the president pleaded for unity
.c. and i've got a bit of history, too. exclusive interview with three people that helped president obama win the second term, three of the very closest advisers. former senior adviser david axelrod, ken messina. they have never, ever sat down together for a joint interview on television until now. enjoy this. >> welcome to you all. this is a rare political event. a piece of history. the three of you have never given a joint television interview. >> i think you should go to the smithsonian as long as we're in washington. put it right in the vault there. >> it is a big day for the president. for america. but also, i think, for you three because you've been so instrumental really in getting barack obama to where he is. he is now got the luxury of a second term. what does that bring him? start with you, david. what would you love to see his legacy end up being after four more years? >> i think the legacy he's after, the legacy we're all working for is to revitalize this economy and the country in such a way that there's new vitality that american compact saying if you work hard you can get a
smart trip cards and fare cards. >> it is a keepsake. it is a part of history. it has the image of president obama on it and we are all seeing every time we mention the special sales locations on twitter, we hear from folks who are outside the region who are asking folks inside the region to pick them up for them. >> reporter: one last note, if at all possible, plan your travel so you don't have to transfer. in the district, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> not done yet. one more reminder. three stations are closed, archives, mount vernon and smithsonian are closed. >> a look at the morning's headlines. five people shot and killed in new mexico and police say a 15- year-old pulled the trigger. >> our inauguration coverage continues all day right here on fox 5 news and you can go to our web site to find out how to share your photos and video. get latest on news alerts and road closures and much more.  >>> taking a look at some other stories making headlines today, taliban is taking responsibility for an attack ate police headquarters in kabul. it happened early
. we will tell you why the coaches are set to make super bowl history. >> it is president obama's second term. what we are expecting and what is next for students from lee university. we will tell you why they are preparing to hit the high note at today's ceremony. >> four minutes till the top of the hour. take a look at the nfl edition of the good, the bad, the ugly. first the good. it's brother versus brother in the super bowl and 49ers coach jim harbaugh against older brother, john. and regarding this move, for several minutes he's out and luckily he did get up on his own. the ugly, back to jim harbaugh, going ballistic with the falcons got the benefit of a controversial call over a catch and cost him his head set, in the end they ended up winning. and we're taking a live look at the capitol, in six hours, president obama will take the oath ushering in his second term. and for some it's a first. >> reporter: it was last october when lee university's president received a telephone call from senator lamar alexander, inviting the school's choir to perform at the inauguration.
need today. >> this is history. it will always be in the history books. >> reporter: mr. obama, beverly mckinney sees living proof of dr. king's dream realized. >> you as an individual have the opportunity to make a difference in this world. if you don't do that, it was all nor naught. >> reporter: a message these former southern californians say has inspired own family. their son won the presidential award for academics and a trip they hope will stay with him forever. >> i tell my son, strive for the best, maybe you could be the first hispanic. >> and christin ayers is in washington for this morning's inaugural event. >> and she joins us by the phone from the national mall where the stage is set and security is mighty tight as well. good morning, give us your impressions. you've been there i would imagine several hours so far just going through security and whatnot, right. >> reporter: that's right, we have been here for hours and security is tight. we stood in line for about 3 1/2 hours trying to get through a media entrance and were later
been arrested but police continue to look for at least three other suspects. >>> president obama was sworn in today and made history in the process. katie campbell is covering and shows us what would. >> reporter: the president is officially in his second term after being sworn in in the blue room of the white house. you can be sure roberts said the oath careful this time four-years ago he stumbled on the words. >> that i will execute -- >> the president of the united states -- >> reporter: so the president had to be sworn in again and that is why president obama is the only two-term president to be sworn in two times. and vice president joe biden because sworn in at the naval observe tory. and then the first family also attended the african-american church as part of the celebration of martin luther king day. when a president and vice president are sworn it, it is only for a four-year term so they need to be sworn in for another four-years. >> barbara walters was hospitalized after suffering a fall. she suffered a cut on her head. the 83-year-old walters was taken to the hospita
,000 people to crowd on to the national mall where i'm standing to watch history in the making. president obama taking the oath of office for the final time. all along where i'm standing there are big screens to help people get as close a view as possible, even as they are prodded several blocks back from where the ceremony is actually taking place. the president won't be sworn in until just before noon. the ceremony does begin much sooner, closer to 9:30. people are going to need to dress warm because it is chilly out here this morning. security force this event is tight. up to 150 blocks around where i'm standing are shut down. thousands of servicemen and officers are here dealing with crowd control and also security. there's also a 30 mile no fly zone. after the ceremony will be the parade. one of the highlights are going to be eight floats dedicated to the first and second families and then also civil rights, one specifically dedicated to martin luther king jr. of course, the first lady and president obama will round out all these festivities and an entire weekend full of celebration
speeches speak to people generations later who will hear them -- this is what obama is about. it will be a big speech about process moving forward. those themes moving forward about how the arc of history bends toward progress. >> during his original speech from 2009, many of the quotes we know aren't from his inaguration speech and his acceptance speech at the convention. do we expect some big lines to take on a bigger theme? >> the bigger theme is of the campaign -- forward talking about progress and not the specifics of progress but -- broader ideas of a more just society. people working together to accomplish big things and pushing the arc of the country. >> let's talk about the first 100 days with the honeymoon effect. do you expect he'll have one and what will he try to get through? >> any idea of a honeymoon is gone with the nature of washington. he doesn't ahve democratic majoritiets but he will push on gun control, the immigration push will start and he'll make a push to have major immigration reform and pass the citizenship -- with the documents and there are big fi
to witness history. the second inauguration of president obama. >> reporter: good morning to you tony and allison. been a busy day. people have been coming far from near. they brought props with them. they have a very interesting story. tell us your name and how you are connected with your doctor. >> my name is dr. connie davidson. i am from oakland, california. >> let me help you with the flag here. i have worked with this school and student teachers at this school. and so i work there and my daughter works at the school as the art teacher. so her children put this together to say congratulations to barack obama. >> you didn't come last time? >> no, i didn't. the day after the election and i was on my computer and i said if you don't go now you are never going to go. i made the reservations and called her and told her she was going. >> let me see what her response was since you got her the job she was going to go to this. tell us your name. >> my name is christine davidson. >> and your mom hooked me up. >> she's one of the best moms in the whole wide world tchlt she said do you want
these are the kinds of moments that barack obama tends to shine. >> george washington gave the shortest speech ever, four sentences, 135 words or something like that. what are we expecting today? >> we don't expect history to repeat itself. george washington at that point was rather p.o.ed at his treatment in the media of the day. george washington, his private secretary said no sound on earth could compete with that of george washington swearing a blue streak. short of that, he didn't want to run for a second term anyway so he gave his very short, very odd, almost dare to congress. >> we are watching the first daughters and i guess the first mother-in-law walk through the marion robertson, ma leaand sasha obama. ma leais 14 and sasha is 11. they are dressed head to toe in jay crew. >> thank you for the fashion. >> i will be keeping up with the fashion all day. >> what do you look to in the past when you look at a second inaugural? >> i think it's another affirmation of the american system, have people out on the mall, see the president and the transfer of power and that's the glory of american sys
to the races ever since. hillary clinton. barack obama hoping to make history this day. everyone is seated. everyone is ready for this big moment. as you can see, melia in the background, sasha right behind her. the mother with her new bangs. i want to make sure i am on top of these crucial developments. we are making note of the presidents who are here. george bush senior and his son are not there today. jimmy carter is there today. bill clinton is there today. and, again, joe biden, one of the longest serving senators in the history. he may be making all the moves down to make himself in opposition as well. let's take a peek at what is going on. >> the honorable charles schumer. [ cheering ] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, members of congress, all who are present, and to all who are watching, welcome to the capital and to this celebration of our great democracy. this is the 57th inauguration of an american president. no matter how many times one witnesses this event, its simplicity, its majesty and, most of all, it is meaning. it is sacred and cautious and trusting a power from we
oaths since fdr, he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history-making swearing-in of the nation's first african american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again. this time, the president will have his hand on two bibles. abraham lincoln's and martin luther king's. in a video released by the white house, the president explained why. >> letting them know there's a connection between me being here and the sacrifices of those in the past, which i think is entirely fitting. >> the man who ran obama's re-election campaign says the president will use his big speech tomorrow, in part, to reach out to some of those who voted against him. >> you'll see a president who wants to work across party lines to get things done. i think that's what the country wants. >> reporter: after today's oath was complete, the president's 11-year-old daughter was happy to see dad got the words right. >> i did it. >> you didn't mess up. >> we got
to experience this moment in history. >> the sun rises on barack obama's second term. >> we gather because we have chosen hope over fear. unity over purpose. >> on this day, a public celebration of the presidency after a private oath the day before. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> on this capitol where so many battles have been fought and will be fought, political rivalries are being set aside in a show of democracy and unity for all the world to see. >> and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >>> we're live here on the west front of the united states capitol for one of the grandest celebrations of democracy in the world. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. less than three hours from now, on this stage, right behind me, president obama will raise his hand and publicly take the oath of office. we'll show you that and every big moment of this inauguration day. we're learning about the sources of inspiration for the president's inauguration speech
, at the longitude and latitude, standing before the grave of this slave who changed history and made the history of the present day possible. without douglas, there is no oba obama. >> without lincoln, there is no obama, so it's not only a matter, is it, of faith in history, it's a matter of faith in people who have the imagination and the audacity to make history. >> absolutely. and certainly frederick douglas understood his role in terms of acting as an advocate during lincoln's administration. he was obviously putting some pressure on the white house. at the same time he was issuing a call to arms to his own community to rise up because he understood that history ultimately comes from below. you know, he is enveloping lincoln in a movement. there is a movement that surrounds lincoln and the other abolitionists to move all this forward and make it a reality. >> there were not 10,000 people there with you at the tomb, but the poem suggests someone else had been there and left this newspaper? >> there were other people who had come before me and had left various objects. i don't know who they we
king. and late this afternoon, president obama paused before the bust of martin luther king in the capital rotunda. a historic president paying tribute to the man who made that history possible. 50 years after the march on washington, 150 years after the emancipation proclamatioproclam president obama begins his second term, recommitting the nation to our founding ideas with liberty and justice for all. >>> joining me now is former congressman barney frank, democrat from massachusetts and melissa harris perry, host of "the melissa harris perry show" here on msnbc. >>> chairman frank, i mean, this was an amazing day. and the inaugural parade is still going on. the president is watching from his viewing stand. and when you look at his speech today, i sat there and listened. a lot of people were surprised at how he took on some issues and really raised a new page in american history in terms of where he felt the future of this country should go, chairman frank? >> i think it was an entirely legitimate victory lap. that is we had a very tough election, in which fundamental issue
his own story of american history. it was very clear that barack obama was telling a story that was about the expansion of rights. he hit upon some sort of odd moments that you don't always see put together. i mean a lot of people have been commenting on the mention of stonewall in particular and his coming out and really folding gay rights into this story of expansion. one of the things that i didn't see so much and sort of in contrast to f.d.r. or in contrast to t.r., too, is that you didn't see a lot of economic populism here, right? on the one hand he's telling this big story of expanded rights and social movements. on the other hand you didn't hear a lot about labor unions or wall street. you didn't hear a lot about the financial crisis. when franklin roosevelt came out in 1937 he said they have forced the money changers from the temple. you didn't get that kind of sort of populist liberalism here from obama. >> not really his style. i would be surprised if he had done that one. >> i mean, what is really fascinating is the untold story, the story yet to unfold in this
. a dazzling scene in washington, d.c. i've got a bit of history too for you. this exclusive interview with three people who helped president obama win his second term. three of his very closest advisors. david axelrod and stephanie for obama 2012. they've never sat down together for a joint interview on television until now. enjoy this. >> welcome to you. this is a rare political event, a piece of history. the three of you have never given a joint interview. >> i think we should go right to the smithsonian. >> it's a big day for the president, for america but also i think for you three because you've been so instrumental in getting barack obama to where he is. he's got the luxury of a second term. what would you like to see his legacy be? >> the legacy he's after and what we're all working for is to revitalize the economy in a way there's new vitality that american compact that says if you work hard you can get ahead. you can count on your kids doing better than you. this is fundamental to our country. that's been under assault for a long time. he ran in 2008 to try to rectify that. w
construction delays coming up on good morning maryland. >>> yesterday president odid -- president obama took the oath of office and will do it again today. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering to witness history. and this morning we have details of what to expect later today. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the second term is officiallyunderway constitutionrequired he take the oath yesterday but today is when the american people celebrate the second inaugural and dr. martin luther king's birthday the president will swear inpublically with a bible used by the civil rights leader and place his hands on a bible used by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are expected to pack the national paul. >> we are -- mall. >> we are celebrating each other and celebrating the incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: the president and vice president along with the families will begin the day by attending church at st. john's across from the white house an inaugural tradition. it's followed by the big parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. security is extremely tight 13,000 m
page of american history under the leadership of president obama, i have a feeling this one is going to be something truly special. so, thank you for being here, god bless you all. god bless america. [ applause ] >> and so concludes the lunch in ssatuary hall with the president, vice president, the first lady and dr. jill biden with members of congress and the senate. the members of the supreme court, military officers and members of the cabinet as well. still upcoming on inauguration day, the president will review the troops of the u.s. army military district of washington, that will happen on the east front of the capital and then shortly thereafter the president will lead the procession back down pennsylvania avenue from capitol to the white house and we will see the inaugural parade. we will watch all of that live right here on cbs. i'm joined here by bob schieffer our chief washington correspondent, anchor of "face the nation" as we watch the president and the first lady leaving the luncheon today, this was a lovely moment, a lot of toasts from people on opposite sides of the p
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